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About Garden Woodcraft

 

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Garden Woodcraft has been trading for over twenty five years, designing products for the Pet, Aquatic and Wild Bird Industry. We have built our brand on distinctiveness and quality, which has made our designs sought after by the people we do business with.

Our material choices are made based on specification so that we provide the right quality and the best price we can. We will never be accused of skimping to save pennies here and there.Our product range covers an extensive selection of Wooden Bridges, Wooden Bird Aviaries,Wooden Aviary Pannels, Wooden Rabbit & Guinea Pig Hutches incorporating a variety and choice of Wooden Runs and Pens.

Materials

Part Details
Roof/Hutch Clad Swedish Redwood
Run/Frames Swedish/Russian Redwood
Plywood Bases & Doors Exterior grade
Nails  Galvanized
Screws Zinc plated/Black Japan
Preservative Teak water based (non toxic)
Hinges/Turn buttons  Black Japan

Additional maintenance information can be found at the bottom of each product page.

Maintenance

The timber should be re-coated with a teak coloured preservative every year to ensure the maximum life span of the product. Oil based coatings are the best as they tend to repel water before it penetrates the timber fibres. Recoating is best undertaken on a warm dry day or even better after a dry spell when the timber has had time to dry enough to absorb the coating you are applying.

Here’s a bit of a tip. Get yourself an atomizer spray. (The sort you do your indoor plant leaves with). Most DIY shops sell what’s called a waterproofing agent. Thompson’s Water seal is a brand name but “B&Q” do their own brand. Fill the atomizer with it and spray over the external surfaces of the product a couple of times a year. It’s really quick and easy. Don’t forget to wear appropriate mask and gloves. Follow the Health and safety instructions on the container.